This is a story driven space combat "simulator". A basic one, in fact. More like Freespace than Elite. You click on the next mission(escort, destroy, defend, deliver, etc.), equip your ship, hire of fire wingmen, and launch to kill some bad guys in space. That's it. There is shild/energy management mechanics, that many other games of this type have.
The story will branch at some point and after choosing a faction to fight for, you'll have access to ships and weapons specific for that faction. Different ships have very different cockpit interface, requiring some time to adapt, which is a nice touch.
Graphics is ok, for 2000, but nothing spectacular. Sound design is decent, voice acting is good, synth music somewhat repetitive. It only supports 4:3 aspect ratio with max resolution of 1024x768, which is expected.
If you are easily irritated by ocassional sexist jokes you may want to play a different game.
Anyway, this game it is not a masterpiece, but if you can't get enough of space dogfighting, try it.